Originally Posted by sieglere
4: any brew suggestions that utilize the local specialties? I'm thinking something with apple as Rochester is apple country and I could pick some up at the local farmer's market
Brew a garbage plate beer?
Haha I can't help you much, but I'll chime in anyway. I went to UR but did my brewing off campus. If it were me... I'd just wait a couple years. Those suites are tiny and have no real kitchen space, and they're always way too hot. I remember it being a pain to just cook mac and cheese, and the kitchen was always piled to the ceiling with others' dirty dishes. You can brew, but it's going to be a real pain in the ass and your roommates might hate you for stinking up the place. I'd also check the reslife lease/housing contract to make sure you aren't violating any policies. I think Beers of the World sells some homebrew supplies, don't know of another HBS.
Move off campus man! That campus was so depressing, everyone worked way too hard and there wasn't anything to do but hang out in suites/dorm rooms and drink. That was a blast for a couple years (I have some great memories of my dorm days...) but it got old fast. Apartments in Rochester are dirt cheap compared to the rest of the country, and if you look at what you're paying for "rent" on the dorm room, you'd crap your pants. I lived there 6 years and loved the town once I got off campus.
Just go to Acme on their 50 cent Molson night (if they still have it) and get drunk enough that you'll forget all about homebrewing.
OK, I'm done rambling. I do miss Rochester. But not the UR campus.